Paul Jacob

Gonzalez-Novoa’s job change is extremely easy to sympathize with, a move you might be willing to pull out your checkbook to support even. But why should “the taxpayers” be forced to pay his bill? Might not a few of these taxpayers have similar dreams of their own to finance?

Should our individual dreams depend on Washington, or on us?

Polly Lower’s dream appears to be not working. And she not only didn’t like her job, she was actually financially better off without it — so she can receive even more in Obamacare subsidies. (He sure is a generous fellow.)

Mrs. Lower told the Washington Post that she has “adjusted well” to not having a job.

But while those receiving the Obamacare subsidies are feeling peachy-keen, the Post offered no report at all on how well taxpayers are “adjusting” to continuing to have to work full-time both to earn their own way in this world and also to pay these new subsidies to others who have to opted to slack off.

Paul Jacob

Paul Jacob is President of Citizens in Charge Foundation and Citizens in Charge. His daily Common Sense commentary appears on the Web and via e-mail.